Ruptly is live outside the US District Court in Washington DC on Monday, August 28, as former President Donald Trump is set to attend his first hearing related to federal charges for his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Trump has entered a plea of ‘not guilty’ on all counts. It is unclear if he is going to be present in person.
As outlined in the indictment, prosecutors assert that Trump knowingly propagated false claims of election fraud and exerted pressure on both state and federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, in an attempt to manipulate the results of the 2020 election, which resulted in the victory of Democrat Joe Biden.
Additionally, Trump faces accusations of inciting a violent assault on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, as part of a desperate attempt to undermine the nation’s democracy and retain his hold on power.